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Assura Community Fund (up to £5000)
Assura Community Fund (up to £5000)
Closing date 01/07/2021
Theme Health and wellbeing activities within 15 miles of an Assura Healthcare building
Fund Name Assura Community Fund
Max Grant £5000
Grant Making Priorities and Pinciples Assura Community Fund Grants Programme Criteria

Cheshire Community Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Assura Plc for a second year, to deliver this £400,000 grants programme to support health and wellbeing projects within a 15 mile radius of an Assura healthcare building.

We are again looking for a diverse range of projects spread across the UK – but would welcome increased levels of applications from Wales, North East, East and West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber.

 

Programme activities must be targeted towards improving mental and emotional health and wellbeing, gaining support for life challenges and providing increased activities and opportunities to learn new skills, to enable improved self-confidence, self-esteem and a strong sense of belonging.
This may include:
  • Community social prescribing activities
  • social action/volunteering
  • Befriending
  • Giving confidence to vulnerable people to re-join social activities (when the social distancing guidelines allow).
Frequency
One grants programme per year

Who Can Apply
The programme is aimed at small to medium sized, locally based, not-for-profit UK organisations including registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations including Social Enterprises and CICs.  Regional or National organisations are unlikely to be eligible –  unless they have a local office, with its own management committee, governing document  and bank account.  The programme is not seeking to prioritise funding of a small contribution towards large scale, high-value projects, where the Assura grant is a very small part.

Grant size
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available over one year. A small number of larger, strategic grants may be considered for funding,  these  must be discussed in advance of submitting an application with us. In the first instance email grants@cheshirecommunityfoundation.org.uk

Key Eligibility Critera

Check HERE to check if your project is within a 15 mile radius of an Assura Healthcare building.

You must have a minimum of three management committe members or directors to apply.

Organisations who have had a previous Assura Community Fund grant, can re-apply – as long as the End of Grant report will have  been submitted for the previous grant before the October 2021 Panel meet.

How to apply
Go to the  ‘Am I Eligible’ page of our website to find out whether your organisation meets our basic eligibility checks and then read the Assura Community Fund Programme Criteria, to help you decider whether to submit your application.

When you are ready to apply, click on the Apply Now button.

Deadline
The deadline for applications is midnight on 1st July 2021

Enquiries
for general enquries in connection with the programme or applying, please email assura@cheshirecommunityfoundation.org.uk

 

 

 

Outcome
  • We aim to provide an outcome of your application by the 15th October 2021